Definition of Pyrrhonist in English:

Pyrrhonist

noun & adjective

  • See Pyrrhonism

    • ‘The Pyrrhonists sought the truth.’
    • ‘Their type of skepticism about what is good or bad by nature allowed Pyrrhonists to choose and avoid things according to habit and custom.’
    • ‘Unlike the Pyrrhonists, however, whose aim is to sustain antinomies, Bayle tries to resolve them.’
    • ‘I don't aim to teach my students the complete, unvarnished skepticism that the Pyrrhonists advocated.’
    • ‘In fact, this is how the Pyrrhonists treated all sceptical arguments.’

Pronunciation

Pyrrhonist

/ˈpɪrənɪst/